After all the studying, writing essays and attendingplacement for my college course, I have finally found the time to return to some of my hobbies and some much-needed care of my home. Paul and I have spent a lovely couple of very busy weeks on the gardening front, where we have managed to turn our back garden shell into something more respectable, just by laying turf and setting up a slabbed floor (latter all Pauls'doing) for a new craft shed to be erected. With so much time on my hands I have managed to pick up the needles again and cast on 3 different projects, one of which is pictured at the top of this post. This is called Hetty and is a test knit for Andi Satterlund over at Untangling Knots. I'm not sure when the pattern will be available to buy, but I can say it's a wonderful knit and very addictive, it took me no time at all to make. I used the yarn suggested by Andi; Berroco Blackstone Tweed in plum, a yarn I had never used before. I was concerned it was going to be too heavy and hot to knit with, the weather has been extremely clammy, but do you know it has no real weight at all, it's very light and quite deceiving. Anyway, enough wittering, the buttons are my own selection and are from the Rowan range purchased from my local yarn store. The other piece of knitting is part of a swap I'm involved in with the forum Pheonix Knitting.